Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: April 2013

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    Apr
    30

    NC's Sales Tax Code Riddled With Loopholes

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    Dan Kane of the N&O writes an excellent piece detailing North Carolina's complicated sales tax – a tax code riddled with special rates and exemptions granted to certain industries typically based upon their political clout. Here is a sample: All told, the 102 sales tax breaks on the books in North Carolina cost the state […]

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    Apr
    29

    The Unseen Victims of NC's CON Laws – Part 2

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Part 2 of the Civitas Institute's look at how North Carolina's Certificate of Need Laws is standing in the way of a much-needed assisted living facility in Beaufort County is now up . In this video, Dr. William C. Padgett discusses the multiple benefits an appropriate assisting living facility would bring to his community. These benefits are […]

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    Apr
    27

    Gov. McCrory Takes First Step for Election Reform

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , ,

    Governor McCrory announced his appointments to the North Carolina State Board of Elections. McCrory's appointments are: Josh Howard of Wake County – Republican Paul J. Foley of Forsyth County – Republican Rhonda K. Amoroso of New Hanover County – Republican Joshua D. Malcolm  of Robeson County – Democrat Maja Kricker of Chatham County – Democrat The new board members […]

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    Apr
    26

    Liberal Media and the Left – Thick as Thieves

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , ,

    Just in case you ever doubted the cozy relationship between liberals and mainstreatm media—- In my last blog, NC State Board of Elections Happy Investigators for Democracy NC, I talked about the AP reporter (Michael Biesecker) who wrote the story about the State Board of Elections' (SBOE) willingness to investigate contributions outlined in a complaint […]

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    Apr
    26

    NC State Board of Elections – Happy Investigators for Democracy NC

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , ,

    According to this AP article in the Virginia Pilot (online), as a result of a complaint filed by the liberal advocacy group Democracy NC, a majority of North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBOE) members are interested in opening a campaign investigation into political donations from the operators of sweepstakes games during the 2012 election. […]

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